mbeder GmbH is a spin-off company from the University of Siegen in the field of embedded systems. The core competence of the founding team is reliable and fault-tolerant system architectures for safety-critical applications. An outstanding feature of the founding team is the great diversity of expertise that the five founding members bring to the spin-off. Expertise includes e.g. circuit design (e.g. PCBs, FPGAs), design and implementation of software architectures for embedded systems as well as real-time capability and mixed-criticality. In addition, the economic and legal expertise ensures the formal and economic aspects during the start-up phase and beyond. Since the majority of the founding members come from the Chair of Embedded Systems, the founding team also has extensive experience in EU and nationally funded research projects.